Service Credit for Military Leaves of Absence

Military Service Credit - Senate Bill (SB) 294

Senate Bill (SB) 294 became effective January 1, 2017, and amends Government Code (G.C.) Sections 19780, 20997, 20124, and 21029 related to military service credit. 

  • G.C. Section 21024, Public Service-Military Service-Local Member, and section 21029, Public Service-Military Service-State or School Member, provide for a member to purchase service credit for past active duty military service, served prior to establishing CalPERS membership.
  • All new employees, upon being hired, have the right to purchase past active duty military service credit, with CalPERS.  CalPERS will determine the member's eligibility upon receiving the completed Military Service Credit Request Form.